Monday, 26 March 2012

Fred She Said........Part 2

Hello everyone, from a beautiful warm sunny Scotland.  We have been having extraordinary weather of late and it looks set to stay for a wee while longer/  Hooray!!

Today I thought I would carry on with Fred She Said (FSS) designs and what I have done with them.  Hopefully you will love them or get ideas form them for yourselves.

So here is the first card:

This beautiful little card is so spring-like I just had to share it.  

I used a 4 and 1/2" square greeting card and covered it with gold striped paper, on top of which I glued a die cut shape with the yellow wheel-barrow image printed on it.  I tied a lovely gold organza and satin bow on the side and found a sentiment I already had that says 'hope you feel better soon'.

Card:  Mad About Cards

Ribbon and sentiment:  my own stash

Photographic paper:  Kodak

Image:  FSS

There is really not much else to be said about this card, except hopefully someone is going to be cheered up by it very soon.

My next card is:

Completely different from the first one.  This is an A5 white card with a image from a certain era on it almost in black and white, and I thought the purple roses decoupage set it off beautifully. The sentiment was one I already had.

Card:  Paptiere (Aberdeen)

Image and sentiment:  already had

Roses:  FSS  (on Kodak ultra premium photographic paper)

The roses are decoupaged and are very effective in a real situation as opposed to a photograph.

Here we have another:

Wheelbarrow card.  In blue, this card is just so lovely.  I used a 4 and 1/2" square card and covered it with blue and white checked paper.  I printed the image of the wheel-barrow onto photographic paper and die cut it using my cuttlebug.  I then tied a little twin coloured blue and pink organza ribbon at the side and used a sentiment I already had, which says 'Happy Birthday'.

Card:  Mad About Cards

Ribbon and sentiment: My stash

Image:  FSS

Photographic paper:  Ultra Premium from Kodak

So now we come to one I made very recently, as I was feeling quite brave and used a FSS decoupage sheet.

So, here we are then.  I really hope I did this sheet some justice.  First of all I printed out the background design from a FSS download onto photographic paper.  After using my cuttlebug to cut it out, I coloured the edge and the little flowers inside with a poppy red pen and highlighted the swirls with green.  I then printed off a pre-colopured sheet of dahlias and leaves again on photographic paper, which I then cut out.

Once I had cut the flowers out, I cut down each petal and using a small paintbrush handle I rolled up the edges of the petals.  I did this for every petal on each flower.  I did the same with the leave.  I then glued each flower together with the largest one at the bottom.  I glued the leaves to the card and then the flower on top.  In the centre of the flower I put a sequin with a gold gemstone on it with a little white from a gelly roll pen. 

Down the side of the card I have glued a strip of red foamy velvet.   The sentiment was one I already had, and it says, 'congratulations', which means it can be used for any occasion.  I layered the sentiment onto a pale green piece of card, which I darkened the edge of so that it would match the leaves.

White Card:  Papetiere (Aberdeen)

Green card:  my stash

Velvet: Craft Creations

Sentiment:  Mad About Cards

Photographic paper:  Ultra premium direct from Kodak

My next card is a very simple one:

Here I have used A4 card made into an A5 greeting card by creasing the centre that was already striped in blue and white.  I printed out a blue flower wreath downloaded from FSS, then cut it out using a die on my cuttlebug.  in the centre I glued a satin open petal flower and placed a clear gemstone in the centre.  The sentiment I already had.  How easy is that then?  Very easy and very effective too.

Card:  Papetiere (Aberdeen)

Photographic paper:  Ultra Premium from Kodak

Flower:  Creaft Creations

Sentiment and gemstone:  I already had.

I hope you like this selection of cards.

For all printing:  I always use a Kodak AIO printer using Kodak inks.


  1. The wheelbarrow is perfect and you have shown different ways to lay it out perfect Annie love all your cards but wheelbarrow suits this lovely sunny day